Leadership Team
For some time now, livestock producers and veterinarians have been gaining an understanding of the new VFD rules.
Overcome the challenges associated with a late soybean harvest.
To truly measure progress, producers need to collect, analyze and report data, and set goals.
Livestock and poultry farmers have to notify public agencies if their facilities are likely emitting over 100 lb. per day of either ammonia or hydrogen sulfide.
Most garden crops have been harvested, but a few root crops remain.
Variations occur in every cowherd, and cattle should meet the producer’s goals.
Cattle feeding profitability has been on a roller coaster ride the last couple of years.
It's important to understand the feed we have, how to best use that feed, and how variation can affect those plans.
When exploring options of growth, it is important to address key questions pertaining to the farm's strategy.
No disrespect to cows, but they produce a lot of gas.
The solution is finding moderately sized cows that produce steers to meet current market desires and specifications.
Consider splitting your soil sample and testing for soybean cyst nematodes on your bean stubble fields.
Winter-feeding beef cattle on hay and pasture fields can minimize labor of hauling manure while still distributing fertilizing nutrients.
A price rally for corn in the short run may come from the supply side.
Avoid potential problems next spring by giving your sprayer some TLC this fall.
As agricultural livestock producers, we should know the dangers of manure pit gases.
By removing open or even late cows from the herd, valuable feed resources are saved for next year if drought conditions continue.
While getting the crop in is your first priority, don't make safety your second.
Where cover crops have been planted , is a fall herbicide treatment still needed to help manage marestail?
The EPA recently announced changes to the new dicamba labels.
In a survey, farmers with land in different counties indicated a willingness to combine insurance units across county lines.
Many producers know and understand the risk associated with confined manure handling systems but accidents and deaths still occur because unwarranted risks are taken as manure is being handled and removed from the confined manure handling systems.
The market is currently sending a signal of maintaining the record-high soybean acreage of 2017.
Knowing how your herd compares with industry numbers is important.
With harvest, thoughts turn to application of fall ammonia.
Cash rate should not be the sole factor in cropland rental decisions.
This article examines trends in return on assets and its components for the U.S. farm sector.
The USDA announced it will invest nearly $2 million toward a University of Illinois project that will allow farmers, researchers, and consumers to participate in breeding corn optimized for organic production.


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